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Manuscript Group 181
WILLIAM A. STONE PAPERS
1898-1903
2 cu. ft.


William A. Stone (b. 1846, d. 1920), born in Delmar Township, Tioga County, saw Civil War action as a member of Company A, 187th Pennsylvania Volunteers; was district attorney of Tioga County and U.S. district attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; was a member of the 52nd, 53rd, 54th, and 55th congresses; and was governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.

Included in the collection are reports from various agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, Attorney General, Banking Department, Factory Inspectors, Forestry Department, Game Commission, Department of Insurance, Department of Internal Affairs, Board of Public Charities, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Valley Forge Park Commission, and Bureau of Mines (concerning the Johnstown Mine Disaster of 1902). The correspondence series touches on such subjects as the coal and iron police; strikes in the anthracite coal fields and the use of the National Guard; the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission; the election of U.S. senators by popular vote; and various matters pertaining to state related correctional, educational, and health (e.g., State Board of Health) operations and facilities.




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